The Fairbanks Cycle Club board of directors is cancelling all club events for the months of April and most likely May due to the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic. It is not a step we take lightly. We know that members want to get out riding and racing. However, the very high likelihood of social transmission of the disease, as well as the very serious reality that this would endanger the lives of club members and those they come into contact with, leaves us with no other choice. Our group ride leaders support this decision and have submitted their ride schedules so that individuals can still ride routes on their own time. Please remember that you are not covered under FCC insurance while riding on your own, as the group rides are officially cancelled. The schedules will be updated by the end of the week on the FCC website and sent out to the listserv in with a link to a downloadable PDF. We would love to see pictures you riding and even a small ride report that we can post on the website and on Facebook. You can send those to [email protected]
Please note the legality of group events currently barred under Gov. Dunleavy's Health Mandate 011, which states the following:
"All individuals shall cease participation in public or private gatherings that include non-household members, regardless of the number of people involved. This includes, but is not limited to, weddings, faith gatherings, graduations, and funeral events."
The mandate also lists criminal penalties that would be incurred by anyone violating it:
"A violation of a state COVID-19 Mandate may subject a business or organization to an order to cease operations and/or a civil fine of up to $1,000 per violation.
"In addition to the potential civil fines noted above, a person or organization that fails to follow the state COVID-19 Mandates designed to protect the public health from this dangerous virus and its impact may, under certain circumstances, also be criminally prosecuted for Reckless Endangerment pursuant to Alaska Statute 11.41.250."
Reckless endangerment can lead to prison terms and fines up to $500,000.
Do get out and ride, Gov. Dunleavy and chief medical officer Dr. Anne Zink are encouraging Alaskans to get outdoors and recreate safely. Mandate 011 states:
"Outdoor activity (e.g., walking, hiking, bicycling, running, fishing or hunting) is permitted when a distance of six or more feet can be maintained between individuals not in the same household."
The reevaluation date for this mandate is April 11. Here's a link to all the governor's orders. Any updates will go up on this page as well:
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